Anyone can write RV travel photography tips. But few are talented enough to make the information interesting and easily understood. Full-time RVer Levi Henley is that author who delivers this rare skill in “Photography 101: A Beginner’s Guide.” The actor, magician, comedian and scuba instructor recently published a quick start guide for budding RV photographers.
A Better Way to Capture Your Adventures
“As RVers, we are treated with many photo opportunities and I think that everyone should have the ability to take full advantage of the fancy cameras they bought to capture those photos,” says Henley in his blog, “Henley’s Happy Trails.”
Somewhere between a salt mine in Kansas and emergency surgery in Nevada, he compiled eight RV travel photography lessons in his blog. The thirty-something year-old full-time RVer released each lesson incrementally throughout 2016. Later he compiled the short, concise instructional guide into the “Photography 101” e-book. It’s now available on Amazon for just $1.99.
Instead of digging through Henley’s blog for each lesson, buyers can get a manageable 122-page e-book. The PDF is readable with any mobile device or desktop computer. A complimentary review copy he sent to RV Life confirmed that better photos are possible with his instruction.
“The idea came to me because many family members and friends have asked me to help them use their brand new, barely touched cameras. It is unfortunate that the salesperson didn’t offer free lessons when he/she sold the devices,” Henley says.
Henley’s Helps RV Travel Photography Tips
Today when people ask this photographer for camera instruction, Henley can point them to his e-book that includes lessons like:
- How cameras and our eyes see the world – and why you should care if you want better photos.
- Ways to capture motion, distance and up-close objects for pictures with punch.
- Capturing dark indoor and outdoor nighttime scenes with and without flash.
- The best ways to frame objects in a photo.
- Light painting at night.
- Editing your pictures with software.
So, since he’s a full-time traveler, Henley has a knack for knowing what kinds of scenery RVers love capturing most. Learn with lessons from Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park, seaside sunsets and stops like Washington’s Mount St. Helens.
“If you want to capture a sunset with a dark foreground, point the camera at the sky when you adjust the exposure. If you want to get the sunset and the foreground, point the camera towards the ground to set your exposure. Either way, make sure you are underexposing a bit. Depending on how much light you have, you may need to take this shot on a tripod with a slow shutter speed.” – page 89.
Modern cameras have endless features that most people are afraid to experiment with. Even smartphone photography can look great with current technology. Henley’s RV travel photography tips make it easy to jump in and explore every angle of camera ownership, regardless of a reader’s technical background or the model they’re holding in their hands.Research Campgrounds, Plan RV Safe Routes & Turn your phone into an RV GPS.
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Rene Agredano and her husband, Jim Nelson, became full-time RVers in 2007 and have been touring the country ever since. In her blog, Rene chronicles the ins and outs of the full-timing life and brings readers along to meet the fascinating people and amazing places they visit on the road. Her road trip adventures are chronicled in her blog at LiveWorkDream.com.